SafePlace strives to employ individuals with diverse backgrounds, which mirror the populations we serve. We comply with laws prohibiting discrimination in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff or discharge on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability—either mental or physical—or sexual orientation. SafePlace is an equal opportunity employer and the EEO applies to all employees and applications for all personnel actions.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for one of the job openings listed, please download the Employment Application and email or fax to the contact below. Send completed application and resume to:

Human Resources
E-mail: Employment@SafePlace.org
Fax: 512.385.0662

Employment Application | SafePlace Job Benefits

Now Recruiting for the Following Positions:

IT Support Specialist $14.00-$16.00/Hour

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you a minimum of a High School diploma (Bachelor’s degree preferred), and at least two years’ relevant computer experience? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly salary of $14.00 to $16.00 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance is seeking an IT Support Specialist. This position will work directly with employees to provide technical services and resolve computing problems by answering questions in person, via telephone or from remote location.  Responsibilities include a wide range of computer related tasks such as installing and troubleshooting software and hardware, training on how to use computer hardware, software, printing, electronic mail, operating systems, and routine network operations. This is a full-time position with the expectation the employee is present during standard work hours, with occasional time after work hours or on weekends as needed. Individual must be flexible with work hours to cover when supervisors are out of the office and have the ability to work independently. This position is split between the locations of the LIFT Alliance partners, with the exact division of hours being at the discretion of the supervisors but with the general expectation that they will be divided roughly equally.

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in order to be considered. To view the full position description, and to read more about the amazing work we do, please visit: http://bit.ly/1iN3ZXw

Counseling Services Manager – $43,000/year

Responsible for clinical & administrative supervision of counseling staff and interns, assistance with program planning & evaluation, training; and provision of counseling services to children, adults, families & groups who have experienced trauma.  Requirements:  Knowledge of human development, family systems and appropriate therapy modalities for sexual and domestic violence survivors required.  Minimum of 3 years related counseling experience, 3 years clinical supervisory experience, and strong case conceptualization skills.  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field required.  LPC, LMFT or LCSW required.  Higher salary offered for LPC, LMFT or LCSW  Supervisor License.  Includes working 1 night per week.  Nonresidential counseling setting.

Fatherhood Specialist – $32,500 – $34,500/Year

The Fatherhood Specialist is a member of the Project HOPES Team which offers assessment, services, education and support to families and children ages 0-5 that are at increased risk for child abuse and neglect. Services to be provided will include evidence-based home visitation and group parent education classes to fathers. The Fatherhood Specialist will provide community resources and referrals to program participants to further assist them with child abuse/domestic violence education and prevention.  The Fatherhood Specialist will have extensive education and outreach experience, as well as the ability to facilitate group discussions. The Specialist will pay careful attention to detail, work with accuracy, and maintain neat and well-organized records.Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field OR four years direct client service experience required.  Master’s Degree Preferred.  Bilingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred. Experience in conducting outreach or education to men highly preferred. Knowledge or backgroundin the topics of child abuse, child development, sexual assault, domestic violence, and poverty preferred. Experience in family dynamics and conducting home visitation/assessment preferred.

Deaf Services Advocate/Educator- $29,000 – $34,500/Year

This position serves as an advocate to Deaf domestic/sexual violence clients to help with their immediate safety needs, navigation of social service systems, and self-determined goals. This position also conducts targeted outreach to raise awareness about SafePlace services within the Deaf community, and provides training/education to engage the Deaf community in conversation on topics related to domestic/sexual violence and community accountability. Our ideal candidate will: be sensitive to client confidentiality and have clear and consistent professional boundaries; be able to respond to people in crisis in a sensitive and trauma-informed way; have the ability to build genuine relationships and express care, concern and conflict in healthy ways; honestly be able to assess own strengths and weaknesses; have skills to engage and promote dialogue with youth and adult audiences through education/training activities; have the ability to multi-task and maintain good attention to detail; and have experience working with a variety of Deaf people (grass roots, Deaf, hard of hearing, Deaf/blind, late deafened, etc.). Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field and at least 2 years case management experience; fluency in American Sign Language and life experience or knowledge of Deaf culture; experience in planning and conducting trainings/presentations; knowledge of trauma and the impact of domestic and sexual violence; knowledge of local social service, social welfare, mental health, and criminal justice resources. Prefer candidates with professional experience with developing social media content and VLogs.

Survivor Advocate – $29,000/YR ($29,500/YR if Spanish speaking)

The Survivor Advocate serves as a resource person/caseworker to domestic violence and/or sexual assault survivors requesting case management services from SafePlace. The goal of the Survivor Advocate is to help with their immediate and concrete needs through resources information and referral, and advocacy. The position works with community collaboration programs such as the Passages program and the Best Single Source Plus program.  Additionally, the advocate assists clients with issues relating to the legal system,employment, child care, housing, medical, mental health and substance abuse. Provides monthly evening workshop on various self- sufficiency topics related to Housing, Employment, Legal resource, and Financial Assistance resources in the community. Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or relevant life experience; two years’ experience in case management or advocacy, knowledge of domestic violence andsexual assault issues, and strong knowledge of services delivery system for women and children preferred.

Clinic Support Staff – $12.00 – $13.00/hour

Fully bilingual (English-Spanish) person needed to support busy medical and psychiatric clinics providing care to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Major duties include data entry/appointment scheduling, coordination of educational presentations, interacting with clients to facilitate service delivery, minimal driving. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues preferred. Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, respond to client needs in a supportive manner and diffuse crises a must. Requirements: High school diploma or GED required. Previous work or volunteer experience in a medical setting preferred. Basic computer skills. Valid Texas Driver’s license and good driving record.

Survivor Support Specialist – $29,000/Year

The Survivor Support Specialist is responsible for serving as a source of support person to women, men and their children survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence living in the shelter by providing them with the information, referrals and support necessary for them to achieve safety, meet their basic needs, assist with communal living support and refer to internal and external services that will help with the achievement of their self-sufficiency plan.  Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or 2 years’ experience in social services.  Experience working with survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault required.  Shelter experience preferred.  Case management experience required.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Resident Advisor– Part-time/Full-time $12.00 – $13.00/hour (Bi-lingual Required)

The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advisor (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the hotline and resident assistance to those in the Family Shelter. Approves admission to the shelter in accordance with SafePlace policies and procedures.  Provides front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, responding to intercoms, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed.  Provides shelter intake to incoming shelter clients and helps client move and settle into shelter.  Participates in volunteer training when needed.   Requirements:  B.A in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, work, volunteer experience.  1-2 years crisis counseling experience preferred.  Ability to respond to clients, on the telephone and in person, in a constructive and supportive manner.  Ability to problem-solve and diffuse crises under pressure.  Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Light clerical skills.  Positions open:

Part-time Weekend Resident Advisor 8AM—6PM Sat/Sun  Bilingual Spanish required.

Part-time Weekend Resident Advisor 12PM – 10PM Sat/Sun Bilingual Spanish required.

Relief Resident Advisor – Hours vary as needed.

Bilingual Crisis Intervention Provider – $13.00/Hourly

The Bilingual Crisis Intervention Provider is responsible for providing crisis intervention, safety planning and community referrals on busy hotline to survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as in-person to survivors of recent sexual assault at local hospitals. Requirements: Two or more years’ experience in crisis intervention preferred, fully bilingual (English/Spanish) required, ability to respond to clients in crisis in a calm, constructive and non-judgmental manner, personal stability sufficient to handle traumatic information inherent in the work, ability to think on your feet, problem-solve and diffuse crisis under pressure. BA in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies or related field preferred. Relevant work or volunteer experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-11am.

Supportive Housing Advocate - $27,000- $31,000 Annually

The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Advocate provides service coordination and individual case management to people who are homeless and living in onsite transitional housing.  Essential functions of the position are to provide client-driven, trauma-informed service coordination to residents; provide individual case-management services for clients including developing service plans with the participant, assist in identifying needed services and resources, assist them with accessing those services when necessary and monitor services on behalf of program participants; offer participants empowerment-based skill-building necessary to maintain independent housing – includes safety planning, financial education, employment and education support, and referrals to affordable housing, child care, legal services, etc.; help clients remain in independent housing for up to 6 months after acquiring permanent housing; participate in community engagement activities and events. Some evening work required.  Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, two years’ experience as a case manager or advocate, strong knowledge of service delivery system required. Experience working with survivors of domestic or sexual violence preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. To be considered, resumes must be received no later than 5:00pm on July 3, 2014

School Behavioral Specialist/Education Support Specialist (Part-Time, 30 hours per week) -$12.00-$14.00 Hour

The School Behavioral Specialist/Education Support Specialist will assist in providing therapeutic support and advocacy to children and staff of the Kozmetsky Charter School.  This position assists in providing a safe and nurturing school environment for children K-12 grades, including implementing strategies and interventions that will help children be successful in the school environment; assesses the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children, including making observations and records of children’s behavior that may reflect significant issues for the children; provides the counselors, advocates, and school personnel with information, observations, and documentation; works collaboratively with staff from The University of Texas/University Charter School, Austin Children’s Shelter, and SafePlace to support children and parents who have recently experienced domestic violence, abuse, and/or neglect; engages and assists parents in supporting the educational success of their child.  Requirements: Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Education, Child Development, Social Work or a related field or equivalent life and/or work experiences; knowledge of parenting skills, child development, family relations, and the network of children’s services in the Austin area; knowledge of and the ability to identify child abuse and neglect and to respond appropriately; ability to lift 50 pounds; and possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record.

Senior Director of Prevention and Outreach Services

Austin Children’s Services, a founding partner in the LIFT Alliance, is seeking a Senior Director of Prevention and Outreach Services. This position is responsible for leading all prevention and outreach services and activities of Austin Children’s Services including Strong Start and Care Academy. S/he will be responsible for supervision of program staff and activities and will work collaboratively with other service providers and governmental agencies to ensure client, community and agency goals are met. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and articulate strategic direction for prevention and outreach while also working to ensure specific program protocol and objectives are defined and met.

In addition to a competitive salary, LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits:

  • ​​Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • ​15 accrued PTO days in the first year
  • ​Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee
  • ​403(b) with 2% agency contribution, and 1% matching after one year
  • ​Flexible work schedule
  • On-site daycare
  • Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and agency employment application in order to be considered. To obtain the application, to view the full position description, and to read more about the amazing work we do, please visit: http://bit.ly/1iN3ZXw

Accounting Coordinator – $36,000 – $38,000 year

The Accounting Coordinator supports financial aspects of government and philanthropic grant and reimbursement functions of LIFT Alliance and is responsible for grants and reimbursement budgeting, billing, reporting, revisions, and file maintenance.  Responsibilities include reconciliation of general ledger accounts, generating reports as assigned, and support of payable, receivable and payroll functions. Requirements: Degree in accounting or equivalent experience in a related position. Knowledge of governmental and philanthropic grant programs with relevant job experience. Good working knowledge of accounting software capabilities.  Knowledge of Sage-MIP Fund Accounting software preferred. Strong organization and problem solving skills. Ability to take initiative in addressing issues that need improvement. Ability to work unsupervised with effective communication. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

Legal Services Manager (Part-Time) – $25,000/year

The Legal Services Manager is responsible for overseeing SafePlace services that address clients’ timely access to needed legal services by consulting with staff on client needs; providing legal advice and information to our clients; working with legal service agencies to facilitate our clients access to needed legal services, advocating on behalf of our clients as needed; and supervising the Legal Advocates assigned to the County and District Attorney’s offices.  Requirements:  Juris Doctor (J.D.)or equivalent; must be licensed to practice law in Texas; must have a minimum of three years in family law and domestic violence issues; two years supervisory experience preferred.; and must have strong verbal and written communication skills.  This is a 20 hour per week part-time position.

Managing Director for Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble – Part time (20 hrs) -  $17.31 – $19.23/hourly

The Managing Director for the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, a collaboration between SafePlace and Creative Action, co-directs the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble. The mission of the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble is to assemble a group of teens, artists and activists from the Austin area to use theatre as a tool to help other teens foster healthy relationships, celebrate diversity, and engage in important community issues.

The Managing Director is responsible for co-facilitating rehearsals, mentoring peer leaders, implementing curriculum, engaging youth in developing compelling prevention messages, booking and promoting an annual tour.


  1. Experience in engaging youth through theatre or other creative arts.
  2. Experience with prevention of DV/SA, teen dating violence or related issues.
  3. Experience in designing and producing marketing and promotional materials targeting youth.
  4. A strong drive and determination to advance creative ideas to increase youth and community engagement.
  5. Strong organizational skills.
  6. Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  7. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in media and communications, theatre, marketing, education or a related field; and 3+ year’s of work experience
  8. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Must have reliable transportation and be available to work two evenings/ week to facilitate rehearsals and additional weekends or evenings as required by the Changing Lives performance schedule and community events

Chief Development Officer – Salary commensurate with experience

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as a key leadership team member for SafePlace.  This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities and will design and implement a comprehensive development plan to build SafePlace’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.  The CDO will have primary responsibility for overseeing the staff and systems needed to raise between $3 – $4 million in annual, operational support for SafePlace through a comprehensive development program which includes major gifts, annual giving, events, direct mail, planned giving, and corporate support.  In addition, the CDO will work closely with the Board of Directors and Development Council in their fundraising and stewardship efforts.  The CDO will also oversee the planning, development and execution of SafePlace’s 40th anniversary campaign.  Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively successful development experience preferred; a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible supervision and management positions is required; experience in working with leadership volunteers is required; experience leading/working on capital campaigns preferred; must pass a criminal background history check; and must provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three (3) years.

Substitute Teacher – $10.00/hour

The Substitute Teacher is responsible for the physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual development of all the children entrusted in their care. Maintains good relationships with the parents of each child. Requirements:  Must have a minimum of a high school diploma, CDA or 12 plus hours in child development/early education or related field preferred; At least one year experience working with children 3 months to 5 years of age; Must have or be willing to obtain First Aid and CPR training. Please submit application or resume and cover letter.

Bilingual Sexual Assault Hospital Advocacy Specialist

Part-time (one week per month) contract with SafePlace.  $50 for weeklong on-call availability and $15.00 /hour for time worked.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) contractor needed to provide hospital accompaniment to recent adult and adolescent sexual assault victims in Travis County.  Specialist provides face-to-face crisis intervention, support and information regarding medical and legal options in English AND Spanish.  Provides backup to volunteer advocates who are first on-call and offers guidance and support to them over the phone.  May accompany and mentor new volunteer advocates who are completing buddy shifts.

Applicant for this contract should have minimum one year experience working with sexual assault survivors.  Must be able to arrive at St David’s at 919 E 32nd St in Austin within 30 minutes of dispatch.  Bilingual Spanish-English speaker required.  Specialist is dispatched on personal cell phone, applicants with smart phones preferred.  Must commit to completing minimum 1-year contract.  Specialist reports to the SafePlace Sexual Assault Advocacy Manager.

Overnight & Weekend Specialist:  Shift is 1 week long beginning Monday night at 11pm and ending the following Monday morning at 7am. Specialist is on-call between the hours of 11pm and 7am on weeknights and provides continuous weekend coverage beginning Friday at 11pm until Monday at 7am.

Weekday Specialist:  Shift is 1 week long beginning Monday morning at 7am and ending Friday night at 11pm.  Specialist is on-call between the hours of 7am and 11pm Monday through Friday.

Spring training dates are:

Mon, 3/17/14, 6-9pm

Wed, 3/19/14, 6-9pm

Mon, 3/24/14, 6-9pm

Wed, 3/26/14, 6-9pm and

Sat, 3/29/14, 10am – 1pm

All 5 sessions take place at SafePlace.  The week of March 31, there will be 3 different days that a tour of the hospital’s emergency department is offered from 7-8pm.  You will choose 1 of the 3 available tours in order to complete training.  You are compensated $50 to complete the 16-hour training.

Please submit cover letter and resume for Sexual Assault Specialist contract to


Please indicate which shift you’re applying for (Overnight/Weekend or Weekday)

(Emails sent to hospital advocacy for other job openings will be deleted).

(If you already have a W2 on file as an employee of SafePlace (relief, part-time or full-time staff), you are not eligible to apply)).